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Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America's "most-listened-to" pet show. Over a 350,000 pet-lovers tune-in weekly on 125 AM-FM radio stations and XM Satellite RadioThe two-hour celebration of our pets is hosted by veteran air-talent Hal Abrams and Judy FrancisThe Animal Radio® Family includes Veterinarian ... Read More

Dear fellow Animal Lover, Everyone who walks into this practice loves their pet, of that we are sure. Despite this, some pet parents do not have the resources to treat their beloved pets. The Veterinary Cancer Center has been a major supporter of a non-profit organization called the Riedel & Cody Fund. This 501(c)3 organization enables pets whose owners cannot afford cancer therapy to receive treatment. The Riedel and Cody Fund has already helped hundreds of pets and pet parents around the country. We at The Veterinary Cancer Center have partnered with the Riedel and Cody Fund to raise money for the local pets and pet owners who need our help. The people of Fairfield and Westchester counties are among the most generous in the world; please join us in helping our neighbors this holiday season. Our pets are part of our family and we would love for everyone who has a pet in our community to be able to do something if their pet is diagnosed with cancer. Riedel and Cody can't do... Read More

Published: August 19, 2015, 5:48 pm | Updated: August 19, 2015, 7:33 pm

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — A breakthrough cancer clinical trial, a vaccine for man’s best friend, could benefit humans as well. Yale School of Medicine has teamed up with The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk for a clinical trial that could potentially have a huge impact on cancer treatment for dogs as well as their owners. Valo, a friendly pit bull mix, is undergoing treatment at the cancer center and taking part in a breakthrough clinical trial. “I’m excited for him because nothing has ever been offered to any dog before, so it’s really nice to know that there’s something out there,” said Marisa... Read More

Dr. Post & The Veterinary Cancer Center wins Best of the Gold Coast for the best veterinary hospital for the third year in a row! A very special thank you to all the people that voted for us. We are very honored to have won, and thankful for such a supportive community.

This year marked the 11th anniversary of Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut which celebrates and honors the best of everything that Fairfield County has to offer from restaurants to retailers, spas, caterers, bands and much more. The highly anticipated event held Thursday, July 23, at the Hilton Stamford was presented by Stella Artois/Stella Cidre and showcased the winning products, goods and services of Moffly’s annual readers’ and editors’ survey.

Since its inception, Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut winners have been chosen by the readers of Moffly Media’s five award-winning town publications and are announced and featured in the July/August issues of... Read More

Our 3rd Annual ACF Veterinary Challenge will be taking place at Chelsea Piers - CT in Stamford, CT. on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  The invitation time will be 1:30 pm for team check - in, the competition takes place from 2 - 4 pm, and the reception will be scheduled from 4 to 5 pm.  The event is great fun and I’d like to have as many of you as possible attending that day.  Please mark your calendars now!

For you who are new, the ACF Veterinary Challenge is a friendly competition for veterinary hospital teams comprised of doctors, techs and support staff.  Hospitals donate $300 to ACF for the privilege of sending 5 team members to the games.  Games are fun, friendly team building style events.  This year we will likely have trampoline dodgeball, rock wall climbing, and a variety of challenge games taking place on the basketball courts, but no necessarily basketball.  Past events have included using team skills to stack apples, untie human knots, negotiate mazes, etc. etc. etc... Read More

Comparison of a Standard Regimen (CHOP) with Three Intensive Chemotherapy Regimens for Advanced Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma:

Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in both dogs and cats and one of the most commonly treated cancers in veterinary medicine. As a veterinary oncologist, I cannot remember a more exciting time in this field, as there are now some wonderful new therapeutic options available, including monoclonal antibody therapy for both T and B cell lymphoma in dogs.

Antibodies are proteins produced by plasma cells (mature B cells) used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign antigens like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and cancer cells. Each antibody recognizes a specific antigen and monoclonal antibodies are identical antibodies that each recognize a single, specific antigen. The scientist who discovered monoclonal antibodies shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1984, signifying... Read More

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this letter finds all of you well. I am excited to introduce our new company, Innogenics. We are a diagnostic company offering genomic based testing for companion animals. I am the Chief Medical Officer and the rest of our executive team brings the needed experience in veterinary pathology, comparative oncology, business development and marketing needed to make Innogenics successful. Our first product, available now, is our Enlight Assay ®. This test will give you the gene expression patterns of 30 canine genes that are important to all veterinarians who diagnose and treat cancer.

This information will allow you to give your clients more accurate information about diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Gene expression and mutation analysis has become exceedingly important in human medicine, particularly in the field of oncology. Unfortunately genomic testing in companion animals has been impeded by a number of challenges. Innogenics has... Read More

Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut 2015 winners have been announced today. Thanks to the wonderful support of the community and The VCC's clients the 2015 winner for best veterinarian hospital is once again The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT! 

Dr. Post, David Duchemin,Steven Bonell, Beck Malone, and Rosie Caldron will be at the Moffly Media “Winners” party on Thursday, July 23th from 6:30-9:30PM at the Hilton Stamford. Please be sure to stop by at our booth and meet our staff and have fun with the photo booth provided by the VCC! Limited tickets are still available online by clicking here and tickets will be available at the door.

The Veterinary Cancer Center (The VCC) is the largest standalone specialized veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals. This... Read More

Thank you to those that attended our 9th Annual CE Event-- New Therapies for Lymphoma: Monoclonal Antibodies and Beyond presented by Gerald Post, DVM,MEM,DACVIM(Oncology) and Advances in Radiation Therapy for Nasal Tumors in Dogs and Cats presented by John Farrelly, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) DACVR (Radiation Oncology). A very special thank you to John Gerecitano, MD, PhD, who is the Clinical Director of Lymphoma Outpatient Services and a member of the Developmental Therapeutics Group at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It was a special treat to hear about state-of-the-art therapy for lymphoma in people

We hope you found the speakers and the topics to be both informative and beneficial. These continuing education events are part of our ongoing effort to provide you, your clients and their pets with... Read More

The VCC is now offering in-house CT scanning!

The VCC is pleased to now offer in-house CT scanning!  Our newest addition is a high-speed four-slice CT scanner that will add to the staging and treatment options already available at the VCC for patients with cancer.  The benefits of this new state-of-the art technology include:

    • Greater ability to visualize primary tumors allows us to know how invasive our patient’s tumors are

    • Better ability to stage patients to ensure that we can give pet owners the correct information to make the best decisions about their loved ones:

      • CT has greater resolution and can detect metastases as small as 2 to 3 mm compared with 1 cm for plain radiographs

      • Usually much more conclusive when animals have suspicious areas on plain radiographs

      • CT scan gives us the ability to see lymph nodes that are not usually accessible, like retropharyngeal and pelvic... Read More